I like reading about financial stuff. A while ago there was an article about the PRC using their investment in the US dollar to stop the revaluation of the yuan by reserving the right to use their financial nuclear option.
Now the outgoing head of the International Monetary Fund says the dollar will collapse on its own or with the help of outside forces.
How likely are these situations? I'm sure the Chinese situation is unlikely because if you owe a bank $100 and can't shell out then you're in deep trouble but if you owe a bank $1,000,000,000 and can't fork it over then the bank is in deep trouble. To me, the latter article is just a warning rather than a declaration of imminent collapse.
So why ask the people on an internet astronomy board? They might know a bit more than Ben Bernanke. Hopefully Jim won't deem this too political and lock it down before the first response considering his recent modding.